Friday, September 11, 2015

Conceited as it relates to envy

"Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another."  Galatians 5:26

The first thing we should note about the verse above is that it is possible for Christians to provoke one another and also to envy one another.  Those two sins we might think should not be a part of a Christian life but if Paul warned against them it is to be understood as likely to happen unless we are wary of it.

The warning comes after Paul lists fruits of the Spirit and those are listed after he lists sins of the flesh.  It is remarkable to me that while walking in the power and grace of the Holy Spirit that we could become conceited.  Walking by and in the Spirit would seem to exclude conceit.  But the warning is clear.

We must be humbled by these possibilities of conceit, being guilty of provoking one another and envying one another, even while we walk in the Spirit.  "Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up"!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Brief History of Anglicanism

The link is to a blog by a pastor in Myrtle Beach.  He does a very good job of explaining movements, defining terminology and identifying the ebbs and flows of Anglican history all in a concise manner.  It will help all my parishioners to understand who we are.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Giving Thanks

Thanks be to God for David Daleiden the leader behind the Planned Parenthood exposure videos. 

Thanks be to God for waking many Christians up to the horror of abortion.

Thanks be to God for keep the heinous sin of abortion before us.

Thanks be to God for the lesson that when God let a people go their own way the results are horrifying.

Thanks be to God for hackers who exposed adulterers. 

Thanks be to God that sin is uncovered. 

Thanks be to God for delivering men to satan for the destruction of the flesh, that their spirits may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

Thanks be to God for choosing us to live in a time when the battle lines are being drawn.

Thanks be to God!